By Marion Wolff
Early this month, members of St. Andrew’s Church in Community ministry prepared and delivered lunch to the Habitat for Humanity volunteers and staff working on a build site in Bowness. This particular build is a sixplex that will include two wheelchair-accessible units. This fall, six families will be very happy when they move into their new, safe, affordable homes.
Habitat for Humanity is an outreach program that makes a real difference in the lives of families. The program enables families to own their own home, but the home is not a gift -they have to work for it. The down payment for
Habitat homes is 500 hours of sweat equity. Habitat for Humanity provides a hand up, not a hand out.
We were pleased to have the opportunity to have even a small part in this Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta build week along with many other churches under the leadership of Woodcliff United. Many Calgary churches are stepping up to help the Habitat for Humanity Interfaith Build Project which has a goal of raising $1 million to build 10 homes for low-income families in Calgary. The Co-chairs of this Interfaith project are Rabbi Shaul Osadchey and Bishop Greg Kerr-Wilson. What a positive message this sends about the faith community in Calgary!  Photo: Christine Young